Gramsci, a maxim by Rivarol and unread books (Prison notebooks, 23, 4)

This is the transcript of the lecture given by the director of the Gramsci centre for the humanities, Massimo Mastrogregori, to the students of the Scuola Superiore di Studi Storici, San Marino last June 24, on the theme: Gramsci, Rivarol and the unread books (Quaderni del carcere, 23, 4). Below you will find a discussion with the students of the Scuola and a comment by Prof. Fabio Frosini of the University of Urbino, whom we thank very much for intervening later in the discussion. Continue reading “Gramsci, a maxim by Rivarol and unread books (Prison notebooks, 23, 4)”

Political trials: Gramsci, Giordano Bruno, Nuremberg and the others

«Western legal civilization has invented the “political crime” and, consequently, hypocritically, the “political trials”. This procedure has helped to shape an attitude that has gradually become influential far beyond the West itself. Continue reading “Political trials: Gramsci, Giordano Bruno, Nuremberg and the others”